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thomas, abc news, washington. >>> after a storm of criticism, the tsa has decided to delay a new policy that would allow small knives and sports equipment on planes. the flight attendants union, federal air marshals and top lawmakers had denounced the change as a security issue. the tsa said it freed the agency up to concentrate on bigger risks. >>> air travelers across the country are in for another day of flight delays, as the faa scrambles to make due with fewer air traffic controllers. some of the nation's busiest airports fell behind because federal budget cuts have resulted in furloughs across the faa. delays are ranging from 15 minutes to several hours. >>> the record rainfall and flooding that's inundating much of the midwest is far from over. in peoria, the illinois river is cresting today, expected to hit nearly 30 feet. the problem is flood stage is only 18 feet. mississippi and other river towns are seeing similar swamping. near st. louis, more than 100 barges broke free, some smashing into bridges. at least ten of them sank. >>> and there's evidence that we are not exaggera
. >>> checking the news feed this morning. the tsa has postponed a controversial policy change that would have let airline passengers carry on small knives. the tsa says it needs more time to consider feedback from an advisory committee. flight attendants urged to keep the ban in place. >>> a car bomb this morning. no one was killed but two french guards were hurt. this was the most significant attack in libya since the dea y ly siege on the u.s. consulate. >>> a new city council proposal would raise the legal age of buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. mayor michael bloomberg sports the proposal. >>> an oscar worthy performance from net plks. talk about a turn around. this company has had a huge jump in subscribers. >> absolutely. and the shares already had their best day in three months yesterday and today it is really going through the roof. we have seen also at least two brok brokerages raise their price tag. it came out with a first quarter profit. it is the leading for rental services. it is gaining new streaming subscribers. two million more customers which is the largest part of the busin
, baseball bats and golf clubs on to planes was set to go into effect thursday but the tsa has put that policy on hold. tsa has been under pressure from lawmakers and flight attendants who want the ban to stay in place permanently. >>> president obama will attend a memorial service on thursday for those killed in last week's devastating explosion in west, texas. 14 people were killed, 200 injured when a fertilizer plant exploded devastating this town. the president is already scheduled to be in texas for the opening of the george w. presidential library. he will do that ceremony, then go to baylor university in waco for the memorial service. >>> communities along the mississippi river are bracing for more storms that could make a bad flooding situation even worse. the governor of illinois is asking for fema help in addressing the damage already done by floodwaters. high waters expected in missouri. flood warnings issued for kentucky and tennessee. >>> in hawaii democratic congresswoman kol clean hanabusa is planning to challenge brian schatz. inouye urged the governor to appoint ha
and golf clubs at home at least for a while longer. why the tsa is delaying the new policy that was scheduled to take effect this week. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> welcome back, everyone. i'm john berman live in boston this morning and we're getting our first real look inside the mind of a suspected terrorist this morning. boston marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is now communicating with investigators even though he can barely speak. tsarnaev told law enforcement that his older brother, tamerlan was the driving force behind the attack. he also said the brothers acted alone and no foreign terrorists were involved and motivation was
carriers are also against it. so now the tsa says it will give more groups the opportunity to weigh in before that rule is put into place. in the meantime, if you have a flight today, you should call ahead. budget cuts from the so-called sequester are forcing thousands of air traffic controllers to take time off, and that's already leading to costly delays for passengers. nbc's lisa myers is at washington's regan national airport with more on that story. lisa, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah. good morning. this is the third day of furloughs of air traffic controllers around the country. so far we've seen hundreds of delays, some of more than three hours in los angeles. the airlines are warning that if these furloughs continue, one out of every three travelers could face major delays or cancellations during peak travel season. delays at laguardia, newark, charlotte. the faa on monday blamed staffing and weather and says staffing challenges at regional centers led to ground delays and more spacing between flights around the country. it's the first time the public has felt the
on the run. >>> and the tsa is delaying a plan to allow small knives and sports equipment back on board planes. the policy shift has been heavily criticized by flight attendants, air marshals and top lawmakers. the tsa will now seek more feedback. it wants to focus on bigger threats. >>> and a band in argentina upstaged at its own concert because of a better show. an unplanned light show. take a look. a spectacular streak of light believed to be a meteor. so bright, it was seen 250 miles away. look at that. >> wow. >> one expert estimates it was traveling some 80,000 miles per hour. smaller, though, than the one that crashed in russia in february. no one was hurt this time. everyone was really impressed. that was incredible. >> on cue like that. >> incredible. incredible. that was superbly cool. >> that's great. >> thanks, josh. >>> a lot of people probably have seen this, as well. the story of the budding anchorman, forgot the first rule of live television. what is the first rule of live television? >> the mike is always on. >> the mike is always on. >> the mike is always on. first day
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this week. put in place the protections. i am concerned about tsa allowing knives back on to planes. they do try to find the simplest way and i think we have to assume if we can find that which is easy for them to use, they will perpetrate one of these heinous acts and we can't slip back into an era of complacency. >> brian has a question for you. >> there is a lot i would like to talk about. i'm a native of massachusetts, but i wanted to go past that and running for the senator seats. how do you balance what you need to do with the sensitivities of the moment? >> steve and i, the primary opponents i have from the minute this incident occurred we were going to suspend all campaigning and we have done that we doll it until there is an appropriate moment where we can begin campaigning and after the period of grieving and the period of time where the common wealth has an ability to be able to absorb what happened. with all of the families and everyone affected by this will bring the beginning of the closure. >> he's a friend of "morning joe" and deep ties to boston and why he would be on today
farther and farther away from 9/11 americans have grown tired of being hassled by the tsa and the security at sporting events and this soft target a marathon underscores the fact that these threats remain very real. >> tom costello in washington for us this morning. >>> bill bratton is the former police commissioner in new york and served in los angeles as well. good morning. >> good morning. >> i know this strikes close to home for you. when you talk about securing an event like the boston march than, open air, outside event with thousands of spectators and runners, what kind of sweep do you think would have taken place prior to this? >> well, there's a multifocus, there's the intelligence analysis that is going on all the time to see if there's any chatter, any discussion on a number of these channels about the event. at the same time there's the physical security component of it, the bomb dogs, the physical barriers that are put up, all the various planning that goes into pulling off an event like this, the crowd control, emergency responders, response if necessary. certainly in yesterd
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